The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) protects surface and ground water through programs designed to protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of Utah’s waters. DWQ issues permits for discharges into waters of the state, works with stakeholders to reduce nonpoint pollution from agricultural operations and residential runoff, and uses scientific data to develop strategies to protect the water quality of Utah’s ground water, lakes, rivers, and streams.
The Division of Drinking Water (DDW) works with operators to protect drinking-water sources, certifies and trains system operators, reviews engineering plans, provides financial assistance for construction and upgrades to water systems, and implements state and federal water quality and monitoring requirements.
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) protects Utah’s air through a variety of programs that protect, maintain, and enhance the air quality in the state. DAQ ensures the state’s compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and visibility standards at its national parks, enacts rules pertaining to air-quality standards, develops plans to meet federal standards when necessary, issues preconstruction and operating permits to stationary sources, conducts research into Utah’s unique air-quality issues, and ensures compliance with state and federal air-quality rules.
The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) is committed to cleaning up properties to protect human health and the environment, ensuring that underground storage tanks are used properly, delivering exceptional customer service, and forming collaborative partnerships with businesses and stakeholders.
The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) helps businesses and residents handle waste properly and plays a critical role in safeguarding Utah residents from harmful exposure to radiation.